Visually Speaking: This week’s art news and events (4/18)

Art news
Louisville Visual Art is seeking artists interested in applying for the Mary Alice Hadley Prize. It is an opportunity for local artists to enhance their careers with an enrichment experience. The jurors for the Hadley Prize will place heavy emphasis on the quality of the enrichment experience opportunity and how, in turn, that experience could enrich Louisville’s art ecosystem. Artists applying for the Prize should clearly demonstrate how the enrichment experience would be critical to their professional and personal development. The selected artist will be awarded $5,000. Deadline is April 25 (louisvillevisualart.org).

Call for art: Gallery Janjobe is seeking art for its show “Out of the Blue.” Entry fee is $20 per item, limit three. Deadline: May 11 (galleryjanjobe.com).

The Fund for the Arts and Louisville Metro Government Public Art has announced The Fran Heuttig Public Art Project Series, a five-year series of annually commissioned artwork in public space (louisvilleky.gov/government/public-art/opportunities).

Art events
Speed Cinema is showing the 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows on April 22-24. See the website for times (speedmuseum.org/cinema).

“The Horse Of Course” by Jaime Corum at The Green Building Gallery is hosting the opening reception from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, April 22. It’s on display through May 20. (thegreenbuilding.net/gallery).

Revelry Boutique Gallery is showing “The Favorites” by Twiggy. The opening is Friday, April 22 from 7-10 p.m.. It runs through May 25 (revelrygallery.com).

The Oldham County History Center is hosting an archaeology dig from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, April 23. This is a continuing investigation at the Gatewood Plantation, located outside of Bedford in Trimble County. The Gatewood Plantation was the last place where Henry Bibb was a slave before gaining freedom by escaping north. He later moved to Ipswich, Canada where he became the first black editor of a Canadian newspaper. Children age 13 and up are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Participation is free, but limited. Reservations required. Call the Oldham County History Center for more information at 502-222-0826 (oldhamcountyhistoricalsociety.org).

The public survey for the Master Plan for the Arts is open through April 30 (greaterlouisvillearts.com).